AFC is APCO’s spectrum management arm, providing comprehensive radio frequency coordination for public safety agencies. With the most experienced staff and the largest network of volunteer experts, AFC is the only organization that provides full radio frequency management services for public safety agencies.
AFC Accepting 4.9 GHz Applications
FCC Lifts 4.9 GHz Licensing Freeze for Incumbents
On October 21, 2021, the FCC announced lifting of the 4.9 GHz licensing freeze for incumbent licensees via Public Notice. APCO can process your application at minimal cost.
Technical Bulletin for Operators of 6 GHz Microwave Systems
On September 2, 2022, APCO issued a technical bulletin for public safety operators of 6 GHz microwave systems, suggesting that agencies conduct baseline measurements in anticipation of interference from new unlicensed devices that are already publicly available and could be impacting 6 GHz systems. The bulletin advises of the importance of documenting current performance measurements to compare to future performance in the event of suspected interference.
Our professional full-time staff has experience in application preparation and processing, licensing, FCC Rules and Regulations, and the coordination process, and can provide you with full-service licensing preparation.
Get peace of mind when you have AFC review your license for compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations, ensure adherence to future FCC changes and provide support for time sensitive requirements.
As an FCC-certified coordinator, APCO AFC can help you apply for, or modify, the license required to operate a two-way radio system.
We have the tools to help you determine the specific availability of spectrum, analyze the potential for interference, locate an acceptable frequency, and face other engineering challenges.
APCO Offers frequency coordination, FC licensing, frequency protection, FAA studies and FCC tower registration and engineering services for microwave radio systems.
If you are a public safety licensee experiencing interference, submit a compliance request report to APCO, the FCC’s point of contact for interference below 512 MHz.